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Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month: FREE A-Fib Graphics for Your Articles and Posts
Journalists, healthcare writers and educators: FREE graphics are posted at BeatYourA-Fib.com to support your articles and posts. Included are illustrations of the normal heart and the heart in A-Fib, sample ECGs and diagrams of an A-Fib stroke.
By: A-Fib, Inc.
"Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month gives the media and healthcare educators the opportunity to help inform the public who may be walking around with A-Fib and the risk of stroke but don't know it," according to Steve S. Ryan, PhD, former A-Fib patient and publisher of Atrial Fibrillation:
Atrial Fibrillation is one of the most under treated heart rhythm disorders in America. It's estimated that at least 2.2 million Americans have atrial fibrillation, and by 2050 that number will rise to over 7.5 million. Because it is common in people over age 60, this 'epidemic' will greatly affect the baby boomer generation. A-Fib accounts for about one-third of hospital admissions. Treating A-Fib patients costs the U.S. $26 billion annually.
FREE Graphics from BeatYourA-Fib.com
Six new graphics are available for download and illustrate the structure of the heart, blood flow and normal electrical conduction, as well as the heart in Atrial Fibrillation with its disorganized electrical signals. A-Fib stroke is also illustrated. Other free-to-use illustrations include ECG tracings of the heart in normal rhythm, in A-Fib and Atrial Flutter.
To review and download these graphics in your choice of high resolution and low resolution, go to BeatYourA-Fib.com/
To research more facts and statistics about Atrial Fibrillation, visit A-FibFacts.info (http://www.A-
About the Author
Steve S. Ryan, PhD, is a former A-Fib patient, a noted healthcare educator and advocate for patients suffering from the heart condition, Atrial Fibrillation. In 2002, Dr. Ryan started Atrial Fibrillation:
Steve S. Ryan earned his PhD in Educational Communications from The Ohio State University and for many years taught film and television courses at the college level. For more, see Steve S. Ryan on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/
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4 Loftus, B. Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke. Bellaire Neurology
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